Leuchtenburg Castle in Seitenroda

View of Leuchtenburg Castle taken from the skywalk nearby. Inside you can visit an excellent exhibition about the history of porcelain at the Porcelain Worlds or having a piece of XXL sheet cakes (Blechkuchen) at the tavern.

Grüne Tanne Inn in Jena

In this inn the first German student fraternity (Burschenschaft) was founded in 1815. This Burschenschaft is therefore also called Urburschenschaft. An interesting detail can you see in the flag on top of the edifice. It shows an upside-down version of the modern German flag.

Sculpture of the Erlkönig in Jena

The location of this monument in a foggy area near the lea of the Saale River is obviously a good choice for representing a famous poem written by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: ‘Erlkönig‘. It was created by Otto Späte in 1891 and is placed at the road between Wenigenjena and Kunitz.

Karzer at the University of Jena

In Germany many universities had one or more dentention rooms for punishing students. Their German name was Karzer. The Karzer of the university of Jena is located behind this cross-barred window depicted above.

Van de Velde and beer in Weimar

In 2013 the German states of Saxony and Thuringia are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the architect and designer Henry van de Velde. For this reason, exhibitions take place in cities like Weimar, Jena, Erfurt, Gera, Apolda, Bürgel, and Chemnitz.

Roman house in Weimar

The Roman House is a building on the edge of the Ilm park in Weimar. Since 1998 it has been part of the ensemble “Classical Weimar” UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was built in 1791-1798 as a summer house for the then Duke Carl August and is an early Classicist building in Germany.